Christ My Song - 274
Of all the gifts thine hand bestows - Praise for Faith
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Praise for Faith.
1. Of all the gifts thine hand bestows,
thou Giver of all good!
not heaven itself a richer knows
than my Redeemer's blood.
2. Faith too, the blood-receiving grace,
from the same hand we gain;
else, sweetly as it suits our case,
that gift had been in vain.
3. Till thou by teaching power apply,
our hearts refuse to see,
and weak, as a distempered eye,
shut out the view of thee.
4. Blind to the merits of thy Son,
what misery we endure!
yet fly that hand from which alone
we could expect a cure.
5. We praise thee, and would praise thee more,
to thee our all we owe;
the precious Saviour, and the power
that makes him precious too.
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 268.